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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Wednesday November 13, 2002
10:26 AM

Beware packages and updates

[ #8929 ]

Ugh.

So the looping server crashing axkit.org was caused by libxml2. I had recently run apt-get dist-upgrade, and it had updated my libxml2. However it seems this did "something" that meant that when it came to XSP's parse() section, it locked up good and solid with 100% CPU.

So beware - if you have source installs (e.g. perl modules) and you mix them with RPM's, be careful when you do an upgrade as all hell can break loose.

What a wasted bunch of hours tracking this down :-(

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